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Coronavirus Updates from NIEHS

COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Index (PVI)

NIEHS works other federal agencies and research partners to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and assists with the pandemic response. Here is a collection of news articles and other materials to keep you informed about NIEHS activities and discoveries.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Answers for Concerns & Questions - Dr. Darryl Zeldin NIH/NIEHS Scientific Director – February 1, 2021


Environmental Factor Articles

April 2021

Freezer donations add COVID-19 vaccine storage capacity in North Carolina – April 1, 2021

On March 16, NIEHS shipped 11 ultracold laboratory-grade freezers to the North Carolina (NC) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), thanks to a grassroots project from within the institute's Office of Management. 

March 2021

Organs-on-a-chip for COVID-19 Research Group Led by NTP Center – March 1, 2021

Federal agencies collaborate on microphysiological systems to accelerate development of new treatments.

Fighting Misinformation, Preventing Workplace COVID-19 Exposure – March 1, 2021

The NIEHS Worker Training Program’s monthly COVID-19−focused webinars aim to protect workers who may be at risk of exposure.

A Tool for Visualizing County-level COVID-19 Risk Factors – March 1, 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Index (PVI) Dashboard, created by NIEHS researchers and collaborators at North Carolina State University and Texas A & M University, addresses knowledge gaps in pandemic risk at the county level.

February 2021

January 2021

Global Health in the COVID-19 Era Explored at Local Conference – January 1, 2021

Health system preparedness, equity of access, culture, and misinformation challenges dominate discussions.

COVID-19 Impacts on Children With Special Needs, Their Families – January 1, 2021

Diversity Speaker Series features NIEHS parents sharing how young people with disabilities and their families are dealing with the crisis.

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April 2020

Global Environmental Health

COVID-19 Recovery Plans Should Put Children First, Experts Say – August 1, 2020

A new commentary from the World Health Organization (WHO)-UNICEF-Lancet Commission highlights the impacts of COVID-19 on children and calls for putting children at the center of recovery plans.

Join a Study

COVID-19 Antibody Detection Study – July 1, 2020

This yearlong study will test adult volunteers for antibodies in their blood that indicate exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Lesson Plans

COVID-19 PVI Lessons Plans – October 6, 2020

Examining Risk Factors Associated With COVID-19 Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index.

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health

New Story Map Shows COVID-19 Disparities Along Racial and Ethnic Lines – September 1, 2020

A new interactive story map developed by NIEHS-funded researchers sheds light on how certain Los Angeles communities are faring in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Press Releases

COVID-19 Workers Get Training to Protect Their Own Health – March 23, 2020

NIEHS Worker Training Program is creating a COVID-19 virtual safety training initiative for frontline responders including emergency medical personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers, environmental cleanup workers, high-risk custodial service workers, food processing and delivery workers, water and sewage treatment workers, sanitation workers, and health care facility employees.

Superfund Research Program

Special COVID-19 Supplements and Activities – December 9, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving nature of the pandemic, SRP provided supplemental funding to Centers to expand upon the foundation established under their existing SRP grants to meet immediate needs to address the public health crisis.

Superfund Research Program Science Digest

Director's Letter – June 1, 2020

The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created uncertainty and strained our communities, businesses, and workplaces.

Worker Training Program

Protecting Infectious Disease Responders During the COVID-19 Outbreak – March 17, 2020

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